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by laurat
15 Apr 2018, 17:37
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

HA, hiring myself out, hilarious Nina. Our back garden is patio and decking, we don’t have any grass so I thought the enclosure would be great. It works really well and Vera loves it. The mesh top on it is basically what I’m going to make for the indoor tortoise table. Yes, the L arm for the lamp on...
by laurat
15 Apr 2018, 17:04
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

You know what it is Nina, other than sleeping all night, he has not stopped once since I put him in the table yesterday lunchtime! AND, I’ve succeeded with the probe! I got a bit of bendy wire, wrapped it around the probe’s wire and voila, bent it underneath the bulb and that is where it’s staying -...
by laurat
15 Apr 2018, 15:50
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

... and all pimped up with slate now around the water dish!
by laurat
15 Apr 2018, 08:42
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

The sun definitely brings motivation and if the weather forecast is right then this coming week is going to be beautiful so that will definitely keep you in the garden and make Doris and Dolly happy little lovelies! Matilda is 2.5yrs. She’s a beauty and so fluffy and cuddly. She’ll do anything for a...
by laurat
15 Apr 2018, 05:54
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Well, first night in the palace went well. He woke up this morning when the light went on and is now sitting under his bulb probably contemplating his plans for how he can trash his table again today (goodness knows what he will think when the plants go in). Now normally, in the vivarium he is up fr...
by laurat
14 Apr 2018, 22:46
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Photos Part 2
by laurat
14 Apr 2018, 22:45
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Photos Part 1
by laurat
14 Apr 2018, 22:43
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

The temps are crazy and yes, those stick on ones are scary, doesn’t bare thinking about. I’m really surprised my temps are spot on. I’ve made no adjustments, this is first time at doing the height of the bulb. I thought I’d have a few trial and errors, but none. Well, Vera hasn’t used his bedroom. H...
by laurat
14 Apr 2018, 20:24
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Hola! Thank you for your reply! Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying the sunshine. Eeeeeee Nina I’m laughing at your post. I’m definitely going to be investing in a chop stick - my local Chinese takeaway is sure going to donate hee hee!!! That blumming thermometer probe has had me driven round the bend...
by laurat
14 Apr 2018, 13:13
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Well ... it’s alllllll done whoop!! The bearded dragon is now in the vivarium we were using for Vera and Vera is now the proud owner of a tortoise table! Feel free to let me know what’s right/wrong! Nina does the probe look right? I can’t seem to get directly below the bulb, just off set a little. C...
by laurat
11 Apr 2018, 20:24
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

I’m surprised I’m not ticking the days off on my calendar!
by laurat
11 Apr 2018, 18:03
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Nina you won’t believe how excited I am!
I spoke to the vet and the expert there said she doesn’t know and has not heard any negativity over tortoise tables ... hurumph to that guy!!
by laurat
11 Apr 2018, 06:23
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Yikes, the poor little thing, no wonder it was trying to scratch its way out!! I ended up not going for the £1 thermometers, when I got to the checkout the cheeky beggars added a while load of postage. Instead, I opted for this one from eBay (right bargain hunter me ha) and got 2 so I can check the ...
by laurat
10 Apr 2018, 21:14
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Temperatures again
Replies: 9
Views: 4680

Re: Temperatures again

I think Vera must just be a greedy mite; when I introduced him to the Pre Alpen stuff about 3yrs ago he took to it straight away, but mind you, no matter what you put in front of him he eats AND he never takes a break, he just keeps going until his plate is empty. Anyway, he gets that solely 4-5 tim...
by laurat
10 Apr 2018, 20:35
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Hi Nina, whoop, great! Just been on to Amazon and found one for as cheap as a £1 and it’s got a great write up from customers who use it for tortoise tables and bearded dragon set ups. It’s got both Fahrenheit and Celcius settings too. And oh I so know what you mean about those stupid stick on round...
by laurat
10 Apr 2018, 18:34
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Lovely thank you Nina, I’ll take a look at those links and yes I know about them needing to be hung straight, I’ll definitrly be doing that, I have the L shape hanger all ready plus the guy who made the table has made me another that goes right across in case I ever go back to a uvb tube. Would you ...
by laurat
10 Apr 2018, 06:24
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Nina, that is marvellous, thank you, you have eased my mind completely! I’ve been in complete stress hell all night over it. Just the thoughts they’ve put in my mind the cruel (I shan’t put what I want to put ha). They even went as far as saying Vera would contract Herpes and that switching suddenly...
by laurat
09 Apr 2018, 21:44
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

Hi Nina, thank you for your post. The shops are in and around the North East of England. I was shocked, and it’s scared me a little. I just want what’s best for Vera, and this has rocked the boat a little. They informed me that the people who write the articles for the likes of the Tortoise Trust do...
by laurat
09 Apr 2018, 20:06
Forum: Enclosures
Topic: Tortoise Table
Replies: 44
Views: 25479

Re: Tortoise Table

That moment I head into several reptile shops to price up mercury bulbs and the domes for Vera’s tortoise table and I’m told that by transferring him from a Viv to a table will slowly kill him and I’m wrong for doing it and that all vets and trusted tortoise experts say the tortoise tables are bad f...
by laurat
28 Mar 2018, 06:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5339

Re: Vera!!

Sounds like it’s quite the trend then!!! Nina wrote: > Well, I have sort of been through the reverse. When I first got my Doris, > she/he was called Boris (it seemed like a good, if trite, name for a > Russian tortoise). But after five or six years it became obvious that > Boris was female (and then...
by laurat
28 Mar 2018, 06:09
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5339

Re: Vera!!

Neither can I Asecca. I’m just more relieved there’s nothing wrong, I panicked like hell!
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 19:39
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5339

Re: Vera!!

HA HA, arrrrrr Nina you make me laugh!! Randall is also another name I’ve thrown into the bag as he is a recurring character throughout Stephen King’s novels (I’m a bookaholic!), but I think it’s going to be Atticus! I’m still calling him Vera. I cannot see Vera as a he. This may take some getting u...
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 13:26
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5339

Re: Vera!!

Nina that is absolutely amazing ... it honestly amazes me. My mind goes into overdrive with things like this.
I’ve decided as To Kill A Mockingbird is my all time favourite book, Vera is now going to be Atticus!
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 12:11
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5339

Re: Vera!!

Oh my goodness, how big please???????????? Jeez, I wouldn’t like to lay those myself!
by laurat
27 Mar 2018, 11:41
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Vera!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5339

Re: Vera!!

I think ‘the bits’ look horrific! Goodness I thought something bad was happening!